This is the shocking moment an Afghan TV news presenter reads out the headlines while surrounded by armed Taliban soldiers.

The clip was shared online by the TV studio after the militants stormed the building and demanded the news anchor praise the Taliban.

In the 42-second clip, which was going viral on social media, the news anchor is surrounded by eight armed men who appear to be guarding him as he reads.

It has been reported they stormed the building on Sunday and demanded the presenter speak with them.

According to WIO News, the news anchor carried out a debate with the militants while on air.

The news outlet reports that the presenter spoke about the collapse of the Government in Afghanistan and urged the Afghan people not to be afraid.

During the show, called Pardaz, the anchor also reportedly told people to co-operate with the group.

Watch the clip here:

BBC reporter Kian Sharifi says that the host then interviewed one of the Taliban fighters in the studio.

“Taliban itself is synonymous with fear in the minds of millions. This is just another proof,” tweeted Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad. “I call on President Biden to watch this and let us know if these militants posing behind this visibly petrified TV host are holding American weapons.”

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